I’ve been working diligently like a good Google zealot and have slowly over the last couple months started migrating over to Google Docs. The one thing that keeps tripping me up is the space they offer each document. The space given is as follows:
|Documents (up to 500KB)|
|Presentations (up to 10MB from your computer, 2MB from the web, 500KB via email)|
|Spreadsheets (up to 1MB)|
|PDF Files (up to 10MB from your computer, 2MB from the web)|
So far I’m not hitting a barrier issue with Spreadsheets or Presentations (though I see hitting the presentation limit very soon) what I do have an issue with is the documents size and the PDF size.
The PDF support has just been added so I’ll give them a little slack on that, I think a good size in this web era would be 50 MB for PDF’s this should get you most any PDF around into your Google Docs size. I have a couple PDF’s on my desktop that are close to 30 MB and being able to store them here would be a god send. Until they do this won’t be my central PDF repository.
The document size though is really killing me, I have a ton of documents that are over 500k. I have one detailing my home network that is almost 6 MB. I think the documents need to be upped to 10MB. that way the crazy bastards like me who use graphics and diagrams in their documents won’t have to worry about hitting this cap.
While we are on the subject though of Google Docs, why can’t there be better integration with G-Mail. Theoretically it should be able to search through all my e-mail during a search and prompt me if I want to import this or that document into my Google Docs cache.
While Google has been great at adding new products over the years. Even the ones that take off are nor properly maintained nor are they integrated with other related service soon enough. Some of these products are around for years before proper integration takes place, when are they going ot be moving a little more away from 20% time for projects and focus whole teams on the integration side of the coin.
Anyways – /rant off.